Prep Impressions: April 15, 2021

EASTVALE — The Norco-Eastvale Roosevelt Week 4-A varsity football game on Thursday, April 15, 2021, was a barn-burner early and a time burner late. For Norco, the result means its first outright Big VIII League title since 2009. That’s a long time. But it was the win against Centennial was the moment that made this … Continue reading

Prep Impressions: April 9, 2021

RIVERSIDE — The Jurupa Valley Patriot-Riverside Arlington Week 3-A varsity football game on Friday, April 9, 2021, was the best game we’ve seen in years. For Patriot, giving a sophomore 47 carries just seems excessive but Brandon Lopez said, “I feel alright”, when asked about his condition after the game. Still, does this toughen him … Continue reading

Prep Impressions: April 2, 2021

RIVERSIDE — The Riverside Hillcrest-Riverside Norte Vista Week 3-A varsity football game on Friday, April 2, 2021, did not start the way anyone expected. For Hillcrest, getting the ball twice from Norte Vista in the first quarter was the Immaculate Start. The Trojans couldn’t do anything with their first possession but found a way to … Continue reading

Prep Impressions: March 26, 2021

RIVERSIDE — The Riverside Norte Vista-Riverside Ramona Week 2-A varsity football game on Friday, March 26, 2021, was a masterclass in moving the point of attack and pushing the pile. For Ramona, bloodied afterward, it meant its defense was going up against the biggest offensive line this side of the Big VIII and having to … Continue reading

Prep Impressions: March 19, 2021

RIVERSIDE — The Riverside Ramona-Riverside Arlington Week 1-A varsity football game on Friday, March 19, 2021, was a first glimpse at the affects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on high school football teams. For Ramona, it’s about getting its senior class, the one that came oh-so-close to a CIF-Southern Section title, just a few more … Continue reading